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A subject guide for Psychology from Queen Margaret University


This subject guide provides information about the key resources for studying Psychology. It includes useful information about:

Books for information about finding materials in the library catalogue

Journals for guidance on finding journals about Psychology, or specific articles

Databases for guidance on searching key Psychology databases to find articles

Dictionaries and encyclopedias where you can look up concepts and terminology

Recommended and independent reading by topic for recommended titles

New research for recently published materials in Psychology

Doing research for recommended resources on research methods

Referencing for guidance on using the QMU APA referencing style

► Study Skills for book titles on general study skills, critical thinking, assignments and essay writing

As the Liaison Librarian for Psychology, I will be involved in your course to help you learn how to find and use resources for your studies. I am here to help, so please feel free to get in touch with any questions or problems.

Library workshops

Library Services run a series of workshops, scheduled throughout the year, on topics to help you with finding, accessing and using resources and tools for your work.

To find out what workshops are available and to book a place see the calendar below or visit our events booking page.


QMU Learning Resource Centre (LRC) Discover Library Essentials Induction Video

This is video provides new QMU students with basic information on how to use some of our library resources and the support available to students within the LRC.

For more library videos, please check out our QMULRC YouTube Channel. 

Study skills support

Study Skills Workshops

Do you want to find out:

  • What ‘studying’ is all about?
  • Tips and strategies for independent learning?
  • Effective ways to plan, write and research?

Book a study skills workshop!

The ELS series of videos to help you develop key academic skills:

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The Conversation


These links go to the Health and Science & Technology sections of The Conversation, a freely available independent source of news and views from the academic and research community run by professional editors working with university and research institute experts.